Guest Speakers and Events

Claire Priest - Apr. 17, 2017

Claire Priest is the Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where she teaches classes in Property Law and American Legal History. She is currently working on a book that examines the evolution of property and inheritance law in America (from 1650 through 1850) through the lens of credit and financial markets, slavery, and debtor/creditor relations.

Claire Priest is the aunt of Davis Priest, LFA ’20, and was a student of Dr. John Strudwick at Phillips Academy, Andover in 1988.

Claire Priest will present photographs from a research trip to Cuba in the summer of 2015 where she studied Cuba’s history and the major economic reforms that are transforming Cuba today. Sugar production has dominated the Cuban economy throughout its history. Priest interviewed workers and residents at twelve historic and operating sugar factories to examine current changes through the lens of sugar.


HOS Symposium Trip to the Dominican Republic and Haiti - Mar. 2017

See the blog here.


Joaquin Mendez and Head of School Symposium Day - Nov. 15, 2016

Joaquin Mendez is Dominican by birth and began his career in banking with the Dominican National Bank (BHD) in their first office in the USA at Rockefeller Center in NYC. He then moved to Long Island and spent 25 years working as the ESL coordinator and in teacher training at the South Hampton Public School district. Mr. Mendez has been a partner and speaker for GYLI since 2011 and currently lives and works in Santo Domingo. Mr. Mendez is passionate about helping teachers and students develop the tools to communicate effectively across lines of difference. He is the founder of the Cross Cultural training center—the Amistad Learning Center in the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo. As a life-long educator and student of history, Mr. Mendez believes that we can empower teachers to learn from their past to create a better future. He is committed to improving education through teacher training.

See photos of HOS Symposium Day here.


Field Trip to Dusable Museum and Puerto Rican Cultural Center - Oct. 6, 2016

Students attended a field trip to the Dusable Museum and the Puerto Rican Cultural Center on October 6th in Chicago. The Dusable Museum is one of the greatest museums of African American history while the Puerto Rican Cultural Center serves as a major hub for citizens with a Puerto Rican background.

See more photos here.

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